San Diego Prep Baseball : Williams Strikes Out 14 as Clairemont Defeats Kearny

Sophomore Andy Williams struck out a season-high 14 batters Wednesday as Clairemont High School beat host Kearny, 1-0, in a City Western League baseball opener.

After Scot Welish singled to lead off the seventh, Williams hit a batter and then gave up an infield single to load the bases with no one out. Williams (2-1) then struck out the next three batters to seal the victory.

“He threw superbly,” Clairemont Coach Hugh McMillan said. “He was primarily using the fastball. He was keeping it down and it was effective.”

Williams, who did not play varsity last season, gave up five hits and walked only one. He also struck out the side in the first inning.


The Chiefs (1-0, 4-4) scored their only run in the fourth. Mike Giordano singled and John Tuttle moved him to second when he walked. Giordano was picked off second, but Tuttle moved to second on a wild pitch. Designated hitter Charlie Eide then singled to drive in Tuttle.

Catcher Garth Klem and Giordano were 2 for 3. Frank Willes was 2 for 3 for Kearny (2-6, 0-1).

In other league action:

La Jolla 11, University 10 (9 innings)--The Vikings rallied for five runs in the bottom of the sixth to send the game to extra innings before pulling out the win. University (0-1, 4-6) led 8-0 after three innings but La Jolla (1-0, 3-6) rallied partly because University pitchers issued 11 walks.


Mission Bay 17, La Jolla 3--Sean Reese had four hits and drove in five runs to lead the Buccaneers past the Vikings at La Jolla. Scott Bonderlien also had four hits to help Mission Bay’s 16-hit attack. Rusty Filter (4-1) pitched the first five innings to get the win.

In the City Central League:

Crawford 6, Christian 2--Freshman A.J. Leighton allowed only one hit over five innings to improve his record to 2-0 and lead the Colts (1-0, 5-5) past the Patriots (0-1, 6-5-1) in the league opener for both teams at Christian. Bobby Townsend singled in the go-ahead run in the fourth inning and Crawford scored four times in the fifth to put the game away. Troy Coronado had two RBIs for the winners.

Lincoln 7, St. Augustine 0--Malcom Glover was 4 for 4 and Horace Tucker was 3 for 4 to lead the Hornets (1-0, 9-4) to the win in the league opener for both teams. Lincoln had 15 singles. Starter Charlton Lynch (1-0) pitched 3 innings for the win and reliever Anthony Johnson, who didn’t allow a hit in 3 innings, got the save.


San Diego 8, Hoover 7 (8 innings)--Pitcher Byron Johnson went the distance and had an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to give the Cavers (1-0, 5-7) the win in the league opener. With two outs in the eighth, San Diego got three consecutive hits, capped by Johnson’s drive to left. Johnson was 3 for 4 with three RBIs and teammate Robert Howard added two doubles and two RBIs to aid the Cavers.

In nonleague action:

Poway 10, El Camino 1--Dominick Johnson threw a four-hitter and hit a two-run homer in the third to lead the visiting Titans past the Wildcats (1-7). Johnson struck out six. He also had a RBI double in a three-run second-inning. Phil Plantier was 2 for 3 with a double and a RBI for Poway, which had 11 hits. Shortstop Mike Knudsen was 2 for 4 for El Camino. David Price (0-3) was the loser.

San Dieguito 1, San Pasqual 1 (10 innings)--San Pasqual pitcher Clint Cruz lined a double to right in the fifth inning that scored Jay Jures to tie a game that was eventually called because of darkness. Matt Nevett’s RBI single in the second put the Mustangs ahead early. San Pasqual’s Chris Portis was 3 for 5 to led the Eagles’ 12-hit attack. Both teams used three pitchers in the three-hour game.


Bonita Vista 9, Madison 5--Jerry Foncerada’s run-scoring double sparked a four-run first inning for the Barons (7-4). Foncerada was 2 for 3 with three RBIs and teammate Ted Ehrhardt was 2 for 2 with a triple. Bonita Vista’s Paul Harris (3-1) pitched 5 innings to record the win. James Moliere’s two-run homer highlighted a Madison sixth-inning, three-run rally.

San Marcos 5, Orange Glen 3--After the visiting Patriots (6-3) had taken a 2-0 lead in the first, the Knights (4-4) scored five runs in the bottom of the inning to gain the victory. After leadoff hitter Steve Tidd had singled, Jose Canedo hit a two-run homer to tie the game. Eric Brio singled in Tino Lozano, who had singled and stolen second. Robbie Rubidoux, who was 2 for 2, singled in Chuy Lozano, who had walked. Brio scored from third on an error to cap the rally. Robert Griffin (2-0) went the distance for the win. Despite allowing five hits and three earned runs in the first, Orange Glen’s Ray Chatton (3-2) went the rest of the way, giving up two more hits. Frank Escalante was 2 for 3 with a RBI for the Patriots.

Mount Carmel 8, Carson City (Nev.) 0--Sundevil pitcher Ed Van Aelstyn (2-0) went the distance striking out nine and allowing five hits to lead Mount Carmel (8-4). The Sundevils erupted for four runs on six hits in the first inning. Jimmy Tejcek was 3 for 3 with two doubles and three RBIs and Pete Cowen was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and four stolen bases to lead the Sundevils. Rich Hopper had a solo homer in the sixth to seal the victory.